College Football: Imagination, It's Wonderful

Pro football is not exactly an inexact science. Every pass that Baltimore's Johnny Unitas throws is sure to be a perfect spiral, and everybody knows who is going to carry the ball when the Green Bay Packers need a yard or two: Jimmy Taylor, of course. Each team employs the same basic formations and the same plays. "Execution" is everything. Watching the pros play ball is like watching a diamond cutter at work.

In other words, a bore—as far as many college coaches are concerned. "The pros are more stereotyped," insists Tennessee's Doug Dickey, and Minnesota's Murray Warmath declares: "The...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!